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Synthesis of branched poly(methyl methacrylate)s via controlled/living polymerisations exploiting ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as branching agent

Isaure, F. and Cormack, P.A.G. and Graham, S. and Sherrington, D.C. and Armes, S.P. and Butun, V. (2004) Synthesis of branched poly(methyl methacrylate)s via controlled/living polymerisations exploiting ethylene glycol dimethacrylate as branching agent. Chemical Communications (London), 2004 (9). pp. 1138-1139. ISSN 0009-241X

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Abstract

With appropriate choice of reaction composition and conditions, copolymerisation of methyl methacrylate and ethylene glycol dimethacrylate using Cu-based ATRP or GTP methodologies yields soluble branched polymers in facile one-pot reactions.